I’m stuck – can you help me?
This report highlights the important role technology can play in engaging parents, and providing tools and advice to enable them to help their child with homework. It also highlights how schools are using simple technologies to extend learning both within and beyond the classroom.
Computers for Pupils Initiative: Final Report
This independent NfER report for Becta comes out of the government initiative to target ‘the neediest pupils in the most deprived areas’ which was announced in the Budget (March 2005). The Computers for Pupils (CfP) initiative’s primary aim was to tackle the specifc part of the digital divide that excludes disadvantaged young people from accessing the benefts of ICT.
Using a web portal to increase parental engagement
South Dartmoor Community College case study: A parental web portal is an ideal way of providing parents with the information they want in a way that does not increase the administrative burden on schools unduly. Here, Peter Kensington, assistant head teacher at South Dartmoor Community College, discusses how his school used Learning Gateway technology to create their school portal.
Student data security in the classroom
Jan Gunner discusses digital data and the blunders made by schools when handling sensitive information.
ShoutBox – a novel approach to learning
Everyday outside the school gates young people are experiencing new and valuable opportunities. Here, Clara Lemon and Graham Hopkins from Futurelab, explain the concept of ShoutBox - a novel approach to learning out of school.
Digital publishing: Kings’ School case study
Kings’ School in Winchester has developed a digital publishing business which generates revenues of £20,000 and profts of £10,000 as part of its Business and Enterprise Specialism. Here, Stuart Johnson, Enterprise Co-ordinator at the school, discusses how he used digital printing technology to help students develop enterprise skills.
E-safety: a necessary evil?
This article by security expert, Jim Black, provides an overview of some of the online risks and dangers, gives a summary of the various Government initiatives and available resources, and looks at how advances in ICT technology are helping to improve e-safety within education. e-Learning Update issue 04
Supplementing education with 3D virtual worlds
Learning has never been solely confined to the classroom, but modern technology is pushing back the boundaries of where students can venture. Jonathan Himoff, CEO of Rezzable, discusses the growing value of historical learning and looks at a new online community called Heritage Key. e-Learning Update issue 04
Product Update: April
1. Gemsta’s MultiSearch for Homework 2. ViewSonic 3D projector 3. A computer hard drive in a compact USB 4. Specialist Home Access assistive technology package from Texthelp 5. Yamaha Launches eBook Viewer for Digital Music Lessons 6. Teachers TV launches behaviour training tool e-Learning Update issue 04